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      I started my career at USD 480 in the fall of 2000, at South Middle School teaching a variety of classes. After eight years, I joined the faculty here at West Middle School where I teach 8th grade Language Arts - Literature.

      I am married to Ed Kentner who works as the social media director at National Carriers, Inc. We have four children and five grandchildren.

     I graduated high school in 1977, from Liberty High School in Mountain View, Missouri. I started my college career in the Spring of 1979, at the junior college in Glendive, Montana, but after one semester, I decided to be a stay-at-home mom.

     I've always known I was meant to be a teacher, so in the Fall of 1994, I returned to college and graduated in 1997, with honors, from Northwestern Oklahoma State University.

     There is a three year gap between my college graduation and the starting of my career because my husband and I adopted a child. Our youngest daughter, Jade, completed our family.